Welcome to the 2018-19 Community Classroom

BOOKING FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN

The Foundation’s Community Classroom program will provide arts, culture and heritage programs to Oakville’s publicly funded elementary students free of charge. These programs are developed in partnership with Oakville’s school boards, and will support students learning by providing immersive educational experiences.

All Community Classroom programs are curriculum-based, and provided in partnership with local arts and culture groups. They are designed to help Oakville’s youngest residents better understand their community, as well as deepen their knowledge about arts, culture and heritage. Through this program, The Foundation hopes to support the education of Oakville’s students, as well as solidify the connection between local schools, cultural institutions, and local organizations.

Grade by Grade Programming

In-School Programming

JK-SK        Arts Performances (ArtHouse, Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, Oakville Chinese Network, CRASH Rhythm)

Grade 1-2         Arts Performances (ArtHouse, Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, Oakville Chinese Network, CRASH Rhythm)

Grade 3            Early Settlers (Oakville Museum)

Grade 4           Artist in the Classroom (Oakville Galleries)

Outside of School Programming (Busing included but must be booked by teacher: please see grade-specific bus codes below)

Grade 5           Indigenous Guided Moccasin Trail Walk (Bronte Creek Heritage Trail and Sixteen Mile Creek Heritage Trail Inner Valley)
                          Bus Code: CC5

Grade 6           Underground Railway (Oakville Museum)
                          Bus Code: CC6

Grade 7           Studio Arts (QEPCCC)
                          Bus Code: CC7

Grade 8           Visions of Turtle Island (Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts)
                          Bus Code: CC8

The Foundation will provide funding for in-school performances, instruction, bussing and admission to local cultural institutions. Partial funding will be provided by repurposing funds from two of The Foundation’s Grants Programs – the Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth and the Oakville Heritage Trust.

We are indebted to our Corporate partners for their support and endorsement of this program.

Toronto Pearson – Title Connecting sponsor

Ontario Trillium Foundation – JK/SK and Grade 4 sponsor

Genworth Canada – In-school performance sponsor

Union Gas, CN and Ontario Ministry of Education – Grade 5 Indigenous Trail sponsors

TD – Grade 8 Visions of Turtle Island